"Sn" to "Sq" Obituaries

From Canandaigua Chronicle 31 January 1906

Shortsville, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Snedeker, widow of the late A. M. Snedeker, who died at her home north of this village on the Coonsville road at midnight on Monday evening, January 22d, was held from her late home at two o'clock on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Joseph Weston, pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, officiating, and interment followed in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville. She was born in the town of Manchester seventy years ago, and had lived in the house where she died for the past forty years. One son and four daughters survive: William Snedeker, who lives on the homestead; Mrs. Mary A. Henry of Palmyra; Mrs. Nettie L. Smith of Montana; Mrs. Clara Farnsworth of East Palmyra; and Miss Jennie Snedeker of Manchester.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 November 1895

Carl Snell,
aged 26 years, residing one mile outside the southwestern limits of the village, died this morning at 4 o'clock, of consumption. Mr. Snell lived with his mother, being an unmarried man, and for months back had been unable to do any work. He was well-known in Geneva, and had many friends here. A few years ago he ran a milk wagon in the village, but of late had been employed in the country. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the interment will be made in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 20 April 1877

Another old soldier "gone to the front!" Henry Snelling, once a drummer in Her Majesty's service, and who since he left it has oft beat time to the music of the Union in "Sweet America," has at length been summoned to respond to Death's Reveille. After a few weeks' illness during which he suffered most intense pain, he "passed to the front." Everybody had a kind word for uncle Snelling on meeting hime and being honored by his military salute, and many a one will feel a touch of sadness as he hears of his passing away.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 November 1943

Mrs. Ella Sniffen
of Oak street died this morning at the Geneva General Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of the late Lee Sniffen. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Emma White of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Mrs. Mary Banks of Elmira; Mrs. Cora Cronk of Geneva; one son, Harry Sniffen of Elmira; one granddaughter, Mrs. Evelyn Dutcher of Poughkeepsie; and several nieces and nephews.

From Newark Union 5 May 1900

Mr. John Snitzel
died at his home here Wednesday afternoon. About two week previous to his death, he contracted a heavy cold, which terminated in brain fever. Deceased came to Orleans from Wayne county about eight years ago and purchased the evaporator store, etc., formerly owned by G. R. Estey and later by W. B. Wall. He engaged quite extensively in the apple business and evaporated large quantities every season. He was well-known throughout Ontario and Wayne counties and had many friends wherever he was known. Deceased was a member of the G. A. R. and served in the civil war. He was honored and respected by his neighbors and friends and loved by his family. He was generous and open-hearted and did all in his power to build up the place and help others who were needy. Deceased is survived by a wife, son and daughter, Charles and Ada Snitzel, of this place; one brother, Charles Snitzel, of Marion; two sisters; and his parents who reside at Newark, N. Y. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at one o'clock. Interment at the Orleans cemetery. The afflicted family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in this, their dark hour of affliction.

From Phelps Citizen 24 August 1905

The death of Charles W. Snook occurred early Monday morning, after a brief illness, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis, at Orleans. His age was 58 years and he was for many years a resident of Orleans where he was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He is survived by two sons who reside in the eastern part of the State. The funeral was held from the Orleans Baptist church yesterday afternoon, at two o'clock, the Rev. R. D. Fish officiating.

From Geneva Gazette 30 March 1900

Robert Snook,
aged 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Snook, died at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe Baker, 500 Exchange street, last week Thursday.  The cause of death was aenemia, induced, it is thought, by over-study.  His health had been failing for about a year, but he continued his studies until about a month ago, when increasing weakness compelled him to stop.

From Ontario County Journal 3 May 1918

Naples, N. Y. - 
Monday night, about 11 o'clock, George R. Snooks passed away at his home near this village, after a few weeks' illness. He was born in Canadice on August 26, 1849, a son of David and Sophia Snooks. On October 29, 1874, he married Miss Emma Palmeter, who survives, with one son, Herbert. He had spent his entire life in Ontario county. Funeral services were held yesterday at the home in charge of Rev. C. C. Penfold, with burial in Rose Ridge.

From Geneva Courier 18 April 1877

Mrs. Anna Snow,
widow of the late William Snow, died on Saturday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Teal, on Exchange street, in the 84th year of her age. Mrs. Snow was the oldest member of the Methodist Episcopal church of this place. Her husband was one of the pioneer preachers in this part of the country. The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church, on Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. W. Green officiating.

Published in the Finger Lake Times Thursday September 8, 1977

Geneva - Howard Avery Snow, 92, of Carrollton, Ga, formerly of Stone Mountain, died last Saturday in Georgia. He was the father of Bernard Snow of Geneva. The funeral was Monday at the chapel of the Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton, Dr. Charles E. Wilson, Jr., officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva. Mr. Snow was a native of New York State. He was a member of Melrose Park Methodist Church and was a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myra Cross Snow; two daughters, Mrs Gertrude Frymire of Kennesaw, Ga, and Mrs. Cora Chavoustie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; one son, Bernard Snow of Geneva; one sister, Mrs. Lena Crook of Los Angeles, Calif; 26 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren. (Burial Little Church Cemetery, Hall, NY)

Many thanks to Dan Huggins for this donation.

Finger Lake Times Monday January 26, 1981

Geneva - Mrs. Myra Cross Snow of Woodstock, Ga., formerly of New York State and Florida, died Saturday. She was the mother of Bernard Snow of Geneva. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. today at the chapel of the Johnson-McPherson Funeral Home, Woodstock, Ga. The Rev. Jack Taylor will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund of the Boddy Nursing Center, Woodstock, Ga., 30188. Mrs. Snow was a former past matron of the Waterloo, N.Y. Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and she was a Methodist. Surviving besides her son are two daughters, Mrs. Cora Chavoustie of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Mrs. Gertrude Frymira of Dadeville, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to Dan Huggins for this donation.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1910

The remains of Samuel C. Snow, who was a resident of this city for more than 50 years, were brought here this morning on the 10:58 train from Shortsville, where his death occurred yesterday afternoon at the home of his son, William Snow. The deceased, who was 85 years of age, has been in feeble health for a number of years. He resided here until six weeks ago, when he removed to Shortsville with his son. The deceased is a son of the late Rev. William Snow, who was the first pastor of the Methodist church of this city. Besides his son, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Darling, of New York. Upon arrival here the remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Devaney & Fletcher, and this evening will be taken to the home of Miss Minnie Haight of 29 Park Avenue. The funeral will take place on Saturday at a time and place to be arranged later. Burial will be the family plot in the Washington Street Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 6 July 1871

in Geneva, on the morning of July 6th, after a long illness, Rev. William Snow, in the 88th year of his age. Funeral services at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday next.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 August 1935

Mrs. Nicholetta Snowney,
wife of Fred Snowney, died at the family home, 63  Middle street, last night after a short illness. Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Joseph, Anthony and Frank, all of Geneva; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Disalli and Mrs. Anthony Pollino and Mrs. Joseph Azzarillo of Geneva; one brother, Joseph Terarronova of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Anthony DiPino of St Martin's, Italy. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family home on Middle street and 9 o'clock at St. Francis deSales church. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 October 1942

Mrs. Alice Van Kirk Snyder,
of 72 Monroe street, died at the Geneva General Hospital last night after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Frank H. Snyder; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth W. Moeller of Geneva; and one sister, Mrs. Mary VanKirk Trowbridge of Himrod, New York.

From Ontario County Times 9 June 1886

Reed's Corner, N. Y. -  Mrs. Charlotte,
wife of Charles Snyder, son of George Snyder, of this place, died in Geneva last Saturday evening. A piece of egg lodged in her throat and she suffocated, causing death immediately.

From Ontario County Journal 14 April 1905

Bristol Springs, N. Y. - Cornelius Snyder,
a farmer living on the middle road to Naples, died from the effects of sunstroke on Monday after an illness of about 10 days. Mr. Snyder came to the farm where he died, in company with his father, nearly 40 years ago, and came into possession of the farm about 1880. He was a kind neighbor and his influence was ever on the side of right. His age was about 58 years, and he leaves a wife, one son, one daughter, and a brother.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 February 1945

Cornelius Snyder,
73, died at his home at 5 Park avenue this morning, following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Anna, son Major L. D. Snyder, with the U. S. armed forces overseas; three daughters, Mrs. Orlo Snyder, Sharon Springs, N. Y>; Mrs. Albert Eaton, Geneva, Mrs. Ralph Chapman, Syracuse; three brothers, Arthur, Connecticut, Nicholas, Cherry Valley, and George of South Valley, N. Y.; nine grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 28 November 1913

Rushville, N. Y. - 
After many months of patient suffering, Mrs. Ella Saunders Snyder passed away late Tuesday night at her home on South Main street. Death was due to cancer. Mrs. Snyder was one of five children of William and Lydia Saunders and was born in Italy fifty-two years ago. On Nov. 2, 1877, she married Jesse Snyder, and since then had lived the greater part of the time in Rushville and vicinity. She was a faithful member of the Congregational church, and was held in high esteem. She is survived by her husband, Jesse Snyder; four sons and one daughter, William of Kokoma, Ohio, Fred of Auburn, Charles, who recently resigned his position in the Agricultural department at Albany, Frank and Mrs. Cleo Slack of Middlesex. The funeral services will be held from the Congregational church this afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Rushville cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 10 August 1888

The notice of the death of George Snyder which is found in another column of this paper marks the passing away of one who leaves few contemporaries in the town of his birth surviving him. Born in June, 1811, except for a short interval in his early manhood, he has continuously been a resident of this county. For upwards of forty years he has personally managed the farm upon which he resided at the time of his death. Active and energetic by nature, he found in the cultivation and management of the farm with which his memory will be associated, opportunity for the exercise of those qualities which made him one of the model farmers of the town of Gorham. Promptness, decision and absolute integrity characterized his busy life. A certain positiveness of assertion and an occasional brusqueness of address served but to emphasize the whole soul kindness of the man. No one in real distress appealed to him in vain and there is not one of his neighbors that has not in kindest personal memory his heartfelt sympathy and helpful words and deeds.

From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1916

From Woodlawn chapel yesterday was held the funeral services of Mrs. Georgetta McClure Snyder, aged 48 years, whose death occurred at Memorial hospital of pneumonia on Monday evening. Rev. Guy L. Morrill officiated. There survive her husband, R. William Snyder; and four children, Harold, Darwin, Dorothy and Kenneth of Hopewell; a sister, Mrs. Harriet C. Denton of Canandaigua town; and one brother, of Dayton, O. Interment was in Woodlawn.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 April 1916

Canandaigua, April 24 -
Standing beside the buggy in which his young woman friend was seated, Herman Earl Snyder drank the contents of a 2-ounce bottle of carbolic acid tonight and then handed the girl the bottle with the remark "I have taken it. It is carbolic acid." The girl thought he was fooling and simply threw the bottle away, but he immediately showed signs of illness and was dead before physicians could reach him.  Snyder was 27 years old, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Snyder, who live a mile south of Canandaigua on the lake shore road. He was employed by Town Superintendent of Highways Atwater. Late this afternoon he drove in his father's home with Janet Forbes who lives near McMillan Corners, but who is employed in the Clark Manor House. When in the back yard ready to start for home about 8:30 this evening, he left the girl in the buggy alone for a minute and when he returned had the bottle with him. Doctors Brockmyre and Buell were called but the man was dead before they reached there. Coroner Alfred W. Armstrong was called and decided that an inquest was unnecessary, calling it a plain case of suicide. No motive for the action is known. Miss Forbes said that they had had no quarrel and she could think of no reason. It is said that about a year ago he tried to commit suicide with horse liniment. The acid was in a 2-ounce bottle purchased at Paul's drug store in Canandaigua but whether the bottle was full or not is not known.

From Ontario County Journal 12 April 1889

Saturday afternoon John Snyder, of the firm of Norton & Snyder of Victor, while near a gang of buzz saws in the mill, was struck in the abdomen by a flying piece of timber. He was taken to his residence suffering great pain, and died from the effects of his injuries Tuesday. Mr. Snyder was one of the most prominent citizens of Victor.

From Ontario County Journal 30 May 1919

The funeral services of John Snyder, aged 70 years, of Canandaigua town, whose death occurred on Friday were held at Ahrens and Breen's on Monday afternoon, Rev. George E. Finlay officiating. There survive his widow; a son, T. Elgin Snyder of Parma; two daughters, Mrs. William Klinke of Rochester and Mrs. Floyd Brockelbank of Holcomb; three brothers and four sisters, Ira Snyder of New York and Seegar and Norilus Snyder, Mrs. Charles Ellsworth, Mrs. Minerva Ellsworth, Mrs. Anna Knox and Mrs. Marshall Ward, all of Kingston, Ont. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 6 July 1883

Victor, N. Y. -
We have a very meager account of the sudden death of Mr. Joseph Snyder, a highly respected citizen of Victor, who was found dead in his bed last Friday morning, June 29th. He was feeling as well as usual the night before. He had at times complained of pain in the chest, but nothing serious was thought of it. The doctors concluded that he came to his death from heart disease. Mr. Snyder had resided in Victor for forty years. He was a member of the Universalist church. Two years ago his wife died. He left one son and two daughters.

From Ontario County Times 24 August 1881

Victor, N. Y. -  Mrs. Josiah Snyder
departed this life last Monday morning. She was a sister of the late Peter S. Bonesteel, and a lady highly respected. She will be missed by her many friends. A husband and three children mourn her loss.

From Geneva Daily Times 24 April 1907

Lewis C. Snyder, seventy years of age, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his late home, No. 21 Main street. The deceased was born in Ontario, Canada, and came to the States in  his youth. He had lived in Geneva a considerable portion of his life. Besides a widow, he is survived by four sons, Charles D. of New York; Hassan S. and Otto F. of Geneva and William R. of Syracuse. Burial Glenwood Cemetery

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 May 1937

Victor -
Funeral services for Martin VanBuren Snyder, 92, last of this village's G. A. R. veterans, who died Sunday, will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the family home in Covil Street. Members of James Cooks Post, American Legion, will confer military honors at burial rites in Boughton Hill cemetery. A lifelong resident of Victor, Mr. Snyder served with Company K of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry for the duration of the conflict between the states. His health had declined steadily during the past year. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Hattie M. Aldrich, Mrs. Miriam J. Plumb and Mrs. Lillian S. Rose of Victor; Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtugh, Idaho, and Mrs. Henry Reeve of Henrietta; and four sons, Homer and Josiah K. Snyder of Victor; Charles H. Snyder of Canandaigua and Ira Martin Snyder of Livonia.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 19 November 1930

Mrs. Martin Snyder
entered into rest at her home on Covell street, Victor, N. Y., Nov. 17. She is survived by her husband and nine children: Mrs. William I. Aldrich, Mrs. Marion J. Plumm, Mrs. Lillian J. Rose, Homer E. and Josiah E., all of Victor; Charles H. of Canandaigua, Mrs. Lena A. Johnson of Murtough, Idaho; Mrs. Henry Reeve of Henrietta, and Ira Martin Snyder of Canadice. Funeral from the late home Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. Burial at Boughton Hill cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 10 January 1913

The death of Mrs. Mary Robinson Snyder occurred at her home near Port Gibson last week Monday morning, after an illness of several months. She was born on April 25, 1841, in Manchester and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, of Manchester. She is survived by her husband and several small children. The funeral was held from her late home the following Thursday afternoon and the interment was made in the cemetery at Port Gibson.

From Geneva Gazette 16 December 1887

Suicide of a Gorham Lady - On Thursday last Mrs. Olive Snyder, of Gorham, disappeared from the home of George N. Reed, of the town of Waterloo, where she was visiting, and no trace of her could be found.  Of the subsequent developments the Waterloo correspondent of the Rochester Democrat says: "Handbills were circulated advertising the fact, and a full description of the dress and appearance of the lady were given.  It was known that her mind had become somewhat affected and it was supposed that she had wandered off without any definite aim or place in view.  Many, however, were of the opinion that she had made way with herself, and on Saturday it was strongly hinted that the canal should be searched.  On Sunday there was a number who volunteered to examine the canal west of the village and the party was well provided with boats and poles.  Shortly after 1 o'clock p.m. the unfortunate woman's body was found a short distance above the Emmett quarry.  At a point less than one hundred feet further up the stream her hat was found, which had floated under the edge of the bank.  The body was found a short distance from the place where the victim fell into the water.  It was evidently a case of suicide, although some think she may have fallen into the canal by accident.  Coroner Bellows did not think it necessary to hold an inquest.  The remains were well preserved although having been in the water three days.  Mrs. Snyder was the former Miss Kittie Reed and was a handsome and prepossessing young woman of about twenty-three years of age.  She had previously made her home at Waterloo, and resided also some time at Geneva.  There are various opinions as the cause of her insanity, some attributing it to religious excitement and others to other causes.  The  remains were removed to Gorham, Ontario county, on Monday for burial." Mrs. Snyder was well known in Geneva, where she had made many friends by her lady-like appearance and social qualifications.  The unfortunate affair produced a profound sensation here, expressions of regret and sorrow being heard on all sides.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 February 1910

Otto P. Snyder,
aged 42 years, died yesterday morning at 2 o'clock at the home of his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Snyder, No. 21 North Main street. For many years the deceased was a commercial traveler for Armour & Co. and later for the Patent Cereals Co. of this city. About a year ago, he was obliged to give up his position owing to ill health, having suffered a stroke of paralysis. During the year he suffered another stroke and on Friday of last week still another stroke, which was the cause of his death. He was a member of the Masonite Blue Lodge of this city, of the Odd Fellows' Lodge of Chicago and the Commercial Travelers' Association of Utica. His survivors are his mother, Mrs. Sarah E. Snyder; one son, Lewis E. of Chicago; three brothers, Charles of New York, George W. of Malone, N. Y., and Hassan S. Snyder of this city. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of his mother, Rev. W. K. Towner, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Phelps Citizen 28 August 1890

Mrs. J. V. Peacock of this place was called to Shortsville last week by the sudden death of her father, Peter Snyder, on Wednesday, the 20th. Mr. Snyder, who was about 70 years of age, was apparently in his usual health up to the time of his death which is a great shock to the family.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Philip Snyder,
aged 87, who was taken to Willard Hospital about two weeks ago, died at that institution yesterday. The remains will be brought to Phelps and the funeral services held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Wolvin, Sunday.

From Geneva Daily Times 1 October 1914

Rushville, N. Y. - 
Tuesday night, in her late home in Gorham, occurred the death of Mrs. Phoebe Snyder, aged 92 years. She was born in New Jersey, but came to Gorham when a child. She was the last of a family of five children of William and Mary Hendrickson Hankinson. In 1844 she married Wilhelm Snyder of Gorham. She leaves three sons, Myron and Oliver Snyder of Gorham, and Willard Snyder of Reed Corners. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with interment in Gorham Cemetery.

From Geneva Advertiser 14 January 1902

Mrs. Richard Snyder
died at her home on the corner of Genesee street and LaFayette avenue early last Thursday morning, from a stroke of paralysis occurring a few days before, Monday we believe. She was aged about eighty. She was one of our oldest residents, but since the death of her husband had spent much of her time with her married daughter in Syracuse. Besides this daughter, she had two sons. Her husband was an old-time hardware merchant and tinsmith, quite well off at the time of his death so that his widow was comfortably provided for.

From Ontario County Journal 18 May 1883

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Sophronia Snyder,
relict of the late L. P. Snyder, of this place, died on Saturday last. She was living with her brother and sister, Mr. George Clark and Miss Clark, both of whom were very sick at the time of Mrs. Snyder's death, and are still. They are all somewhat advanced in years, Mrs. Snyder being 69. Her remains were taken to Pembroke for burial. A brother from Grand Rapids, Mich., Mr. John C. Clark, is now here attending to the wants of the sick ones.

From Ontario County Journal 23 November 1900

Gorham, N. Y. - 
The funeral of W. H. Snyder was held from his late home on Saturday afternoon. Rev. I. B. Hyde, of Millport, officiated. Rev. J. Erwin Wilson and Rev. W. A. Reed assisted. Mr. Snyder had been a resident of this village for many years. He was born Aug. 28, 1820, and died Nov. 15, 1900. Until about six months ago he had always enjoyed good health. A widow and three sons, Willard, Myron and Oliver, all of this place, survive him.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1897

Reed's Corners, N. Y. - 
After a long and painful illness, Mrs. Willard Snyder passed away on Saturday last. The funeral was attended from the home on Monday, interment being made at Gorham. Besides her husband, Mrs. Snyder leaves a daughter, three sons and hosts of warm friends to mourn her loss.

From Ontario County Journal 26 October 1906
William C. Snyder,
aged 48  years, died at his home at Victor on Monday. He had been ill with typhoid fever for three weeks. Mr. Snyder was a blacksmith of unusual ability and was a genial and respected citizen. His wife and one daughter survive.

From Victor Herald 2 January 1903

Francinch Sobezos,
a Polock, died of pneumonia in Victor, Saturday morning, aged 48 years. Sobezos was a native of Poland and had lived in this country twenty years. For the last two years he had lived in Victor. He was buried Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 7 August 1896

Mr. John W. Soden, a dealer in sewing machines, died at his residence on Main st. near head of Seneca st. on Monday last, aged about 60 years.  He had been in feeble health for a long time, suffering from disease of the digestive organs. He was a very genial and companionable man, a pleasing conversationalist, and the very soul of good humor.  Since the hard times of '91-92 his business seriously diminished and he made but a scanty living.  He bore up well under adversity both in business and ill health, hoping to the very last for a change for the better, hopes realized, for his toils and pains are buried with his emaciated body. Buried Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1902

Mrs. Julia Soden,
widow of the late John W. Soden, died at 2 o'clock this morning, at her home, 152 Castle street. She had been a resident of this city for fifteen years during which time she was a member of First Methodist church.  The deceased is survived by one stepson, Murray Soden of this city.  The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the house.  Rev. C. E. Jewell will officiate.  Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 19 August 1896

John Sollder,
a moulder employed at the Phillips & Clark stove works, died at his home on Jackson street at eight o'clock, the 18th inst., of consumption, at the age of 46 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock, and interment will be made at St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Shortsville Enterprise 28 August 1940

Manchester -
Mrs. Eva Toney and Mrs. Amelia Moses of this village mourn the death of their father, Joseph Solomon, 65, of Geneva, which occurred at the General hospital in that city last Wednesday, after an extended illness. The survivors are the widow, a son, six daughters, two brothers and two sisters; also 18 grandchildren.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1907

Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Monday morning from St. Felix Church was held the funeral of Daniel Sommers, whose death occurred on Saturday morning after an illness of many months. Mr. Sommers was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1828. When a child he went to England. He had been a resident of this country 52 years and lived in this vicinity for 48 years. He is survived by his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Andrew J. Barry of this village, Mrs. Robert Connolly of Phelps, Mrs. Charles Warfield, Mrs. Samuel Bingham and Mrs. John Keating of Rochester, also one son, D. A. Sommers of this village.
Burial St. Agnes Cemetery

From Geneva Daily Times 6 August 1908

Rushville, N. Y. - Byron Soule,
who was born at Reed's Corners on May 17, 1842, died at his home in this village Tuesday of cancer of the face, caused by being trampled on by a team of horses last September. The funeral will take place from the house, Rev. Hersey King officiating. Mr. Soule was married to his present wife thirty years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Besides his wife he leaves two daughters, Misses Beulah S. and Carmine M. Soule.

From Clifton Springs Press 18 July 1918

Mrs. Elizabeth Soule,
who has been a resident of this village for over forty years, died in Buffalo, N. Y., Tuesday, July 9, in the 72nd year of her age. Funeral services were held at her late residence on Hibbard Ave., Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Brown, of St. John's Episcopal church, of Phelps, officiating. Interment was made in the family lot in Clifton Springs cemetery. Mrs. Soule was a a member of St. John's Episcopal church and leaves five sons and four daughters, Albert, Will, Elmer and Eleanor of Rochester, Mrs. James Gorman of Buffalo, Mrs. Max Mager of Little Falls, Mrs. John Griffin of Marcellus and Chyler Soule of Silver Creek and Wesley Soule of this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 17 November 1906

Mrs. Jessie May Soule, wife of Clarence A. Soule, died in the Memorial Hospital Friday morning after a three weeks illness with typhoid fever. Mr. and Mrs. Soule came here from Geneva when the Memorial Hospital opened and entered the employ of that institution. Mrs. Soule was a faithful worker and her services were valuable to the institution. She was aged 33 years and was a member of the local Chapter of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband and two children, Clarence and Marguerite; also two brothers survive. Funeral services were in charge of the Eastern Star and were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Ahrens & Breen undertaking rooms. Rev. L. T. Reed officiated. Services were held in the Presbyterian church in Geneva Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 24 June 1903

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Hanna D. Soules
, aged 88 years, died Friday evening, the result of heart trouble. She is survived by one son and a daughter.

From Geneva Daily Times 11 January 1909

Phelps, N. Y. - Wesley Soules, aged 79 years, died yesterday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kate Smith, on Eagle street. He had been in failing health for a long time. Mr. Soules was born in Canada but had lived in Phelps for the past fifty years. Near surviving relatives are his brother, Charles Soules, and a sister, Mrs. Kate Smith, both of Phelps.

From Penn Yan Democrat 2 January 1925

Died, at Hall, Wednesday, December 31, 1924, George W. Southerland, aged 84 years. Mr. Southerland, who was a prominent farmer, had been ill for some time. He is survived by two sons, C. V. Southerland of Rochester; and Henry Southerland of Hall; two daughters, Mrs. Florence Ritchie; and Mrs. Minnie Stokle, both of Hall. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. Sykes, of the Congregational church, officiating. Interment in the Little Church cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 11 January 1901

Gorham, N. Y. - 
On Saturday night occurred the death of Jerome Southerland at his home in this village. As reported a week ago, he was taken suddenly ill while attending the public sale at John Clark's. He seemed to rally and was removed to his home on Monday, but was taken worse on Wednesday and from that time until his death his suffering was intense. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. B. Temple, of the No. 9 church, assisted by Rev. W. A. Reed, officiating. A widow and one son, and a sister, survive. Deceased was 69 years of age.

From Geneva Daily Times 3 October 1903

Gorham, N. Y. - John Southerland,
who had been sick for some time, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warner Cole, Thursday.

From Ontario County Journal 24 November 1911

The death of Mrs. Sarah Southerland, widow of Jerome P. Southerland, occurred at the home of her son, Frank Southerland, Washington street, on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Southerland suffered a stroke of apoplexy at 12:30 o'clock, and died without regaining consciousness two hours later. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Clark, and was born in Benton on Jan. 26, 1834. Besides her son, Frank C. Southerland, of this village, she is survived by one brother, Frank Clark of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Dickerson and Mrs. Jennie Pulver, both of Gorham; one granddaughter, Miss Leora Southerland of Canandaigua. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist church at Gorham. Rev. A. B. Temple, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Seneca, will officiate. A short prayer service will be held from her late home at 10 o'clock.

From Ontario County Times 31 March 1885

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mrs. Elizabeth Southgate,
wife of Thomas Southgate, died last week at her late residence, at the age of 62. Many friends from out-of-town were present at the funeral.

From Victor Herald 2 February 1906

West Bloomfield, N. Y. -  George Southgate,
aged eighty-one years, died at the home of his nephew, George Southgate, last Wednesday, and was buried. Friday afternoon, Rev. Newton W. Bates officiating. Interment was made in the Rural Cemetery.

From Canandaigua Chronicle 14 August 1907

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
On Wednesday about 12 o'clock occurred the death of Thomas Southgate, aged 89 years. He is survived by a wife, one son, George T. and one daughter, Mrs. George Heath, and four grandchildren.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 December 1912

Clifton Springs, N. Y. -
At 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, at the home of Henry H. Knapp on West Main street will be held the funeral services of the late Mrs. Betsey Southworth, whose death occurred quite suddenly on Sunday afternoon. The burial will be made in the Clifton Springs Pioneers' Cemetery, located between this village and Shortsville. The Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Southworth was the widow of the late John Southworth, and since her marriage to him had lived in the vicinity of Manchester. She had lived for over a year with her daughter, Mrs. Knapp, in Clifton Springs. Mrs. Southworth was born in the state of Michigan 78 years ago but since her marriage had live in Manchester and vicinity. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry H. Knapp, of Clifton Springs; one son, Charles Southworth, of Canandaigua; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Canandaigua.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1936

Orleans, N. Y. - Mrs. Emma C. Southworth,
of the town of Hopewell, died Saturday in Canandaigua following a short illness. She was 75 years of age. Surviving are her husband, Charles; one son, John F. of Canandaigua; one daughter, Mrs. Carl B. French, town of Farmington; a brother, Fred Cross of Manchester; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Cross of Albany; and one great-grandson, Sidney E. Southworth of Canandaigua. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from her late home on the Orleans-Manchester road and 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church in Manchester with the Rev. Stephen Pratt officiating. Interment was in Pioneer Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 24 May 1895

Shortsville, N. Y. -
The death of John Southworth, a farmer residing near this village, occurred on Friday of last week. The funeral was held from the house on Sunday, the Rev. J. F. Pearse officiating. Whitman Southworth of Grand Ledge, Mich., was in attendance at his brother's funeral.

From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1913

The death of Rush Spalsbury occurred at his home on Gibson street early Tuesday morning. Death was due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Spalsbury had been in feeble health for some time but was able to be on the street on Saturday. He was born at Oaks Corners Feb. 23, 1843, and later removed to Clifton Springs. He came to Canandaigua in 1881. He is survived by his wife, one son, John R. Spalsbury of Alberta, Can.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Copp of Clifton Springs, and Mrs. Nancy Blaisdell of Chicago, Ill. Rev. W. E. Searles officiated at funeral services on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was at Woodlawn.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 March 1918

The death of Mrs. Almira Spangle of Seneca Castle occurred last night at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. H. Peck, of that village. Besides one daughter, she leaves three grandchildren, Mrs. F. A. Graves of Zion City, Ill., Miss Myra and Miss Henrietta Peck of Geneva; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Paulina Swartwood of Elmira. If Mrs. Spangle had lived until next Tuesday, she would have been 91 years old. She was in fair health until Thursday last when she had a stroke of paralysis which culminated in her death. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock a the home of Mrs. H. H. Peck. Rev. E. E. Grosh of the Presbyterian church of Seneca Castle will officiate and interment will be in Chapman Cemetery at Hopewell.

From Geneva Daily Times 10 October 1910

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Mrs. Bridget Spangle,
wife of the late George Spangle, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Brown of Spangle street, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, at the advanced age of 79 years. The deceased suffered a shock about two weeks ago from which she never survived. She had been a resident to this place for many years and was highly respected and an earnest Christian woman. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jacob Brown, with whom she had lived for a number of years. The funeral was held from the late home Monday afternoon. The interment was in Chapman Cemetery. 

From Ontario County Journal 27 November 1891

Hopewell, N. Y. - Mrs. Catherine Spangle,
relict of John Spangle, Sr., died at the residence of her son, Philip, on Spangle street, November 17th. If she had lived until the following Sunday her age would have been 91 years. She was the oldest person in our town. "Aunt Katy," as she was familiarly known, never before was sick enough to call a physician and has always been very active and industrious. Too much credit cannot be given to her sons, Philip and Simon, and their estimable wives for the care and comfort given both their parents during their declining years. The funeral was held at the house and was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Beardsley, of Seneca Castle. It was largely attended by neighbors and friends.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 January 1934

Seneca Castle, N. Y. -  Mrs. Cynthia L. Spangle
died last night after a short illness. She was the widow of the late Wilson Spangle. Mrs. Spangle was born Sept. 1, 1844. She leaves two grandsons, Lyle Spangle of Williamsport, Pa., and Wilson of Fort Wayne, Ind. Mrs. Spangle was a member of the Seneca Castle Presbyterian church. Private funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. B. F. Butler officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Sheldon of Number Nine church. Burial will be in the Chapman Cemetery at Chapin.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 January 1907

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Edward D. Spangle,
one of Canandaigua's most substantial business men, died suddenly of apoplexy yesterday morning at his home on Bristol street. Other members of the family heard the sound of a fall in his bedroom, and upon entering, found him unconscious and partly dressed on the floor. Physicians who were summoned declared that death had been instantaneous. An injury to a limb, received in childhood, developed seriously a few years ago and amputation was necessary. Mr. Spangle never fully recovered from the shock, yet his impaired physical condition was not allowed to interfere with his business activity and he was one of the most active merchants of the village. For 25 years he had been in the jewelry business, and the unusual drain upon his strength incident to the holiday trade is supposed to have sapped his vitality. He was born in Seneca Castle on February 5, 1857. He came to Canandaigua as a boy and engaged as clerk, later establishing himself in business with his father, Z. Spangle, after whose death he became the sole owner of the business. He was a member of the Methodist church and a genial friend and neighbor. He leaves a wife, Mrs. Matilda Gifford Spangle; one daughter, Miss Helen Spangle; two brothers, Willet M. Spangle, of this place, and Wilson J. Spangle of Hopewell; also two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Boswell and Mrs. Clara North, both of this village.

From Geneva Daily Times 6 November 1919

Hopewell, N. Y. - 
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Spangle was held from her late home on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with Rev. E. E. Grosh, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Seneca Castle, officiating. Interment was made in Chapman cemetery. Mrs. Spangle died on Sunday morning at her home on Spangle street, of dropsy, aged 83 years. The deceased has been in failing health for some time, owing to advanced age. The deceased was the widow of the late Simon Spangle. She is survived by one brotherr, Frank Fisher of Geneva and a niece, Mrs. Charles Keith of Spangle street.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1922

Watson J. Spangle, age 69 years, died early Sunday morning at his home in Spangle street, town of Hopewell. Death was due to a cerebral  which hemorrhage occurred the preceding evening while walking home from work. Mr. Spangle was for a number of years a resident of this city and was known throughout this section as an organizer for the Maccabees. He was six feet, four inches in height and weighed 340 pounds. He is survived by one son, Charles W. Spangle of Jamestown; two daughters, Mrs. G. Bronklehoof of Dunkirk, and Miss Elsie Spangle of Dunkirk; one brother, W. E. Spangle of Syracuse. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal Church, Hopewell Centre, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Chapin Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1886

Hopewell Center, N. Y. - Zachariah Spangle
was buried from his late residence on Spangle street last Friday, aged 61 years. He had lived nearly all his life on the same place, and by his quiet, gentlemanly demeanor gained the respect and esteem of all with whom he was acquainted.

From Ontario County Chronicle 28 November 1900

The people of Canandaigua were shocked last evening upon hearing of the death of Zachariah Spangle, a well-known business man and respected citizen. His death occurred just as he had finished his evening meal. He had been in his usual health, and was feeling well when about five o'clock he left his place of business. He partook of his supper and then started for another room, when he sank into a chair and expired, death being due to apoplexy. He uttered a few incoherent words, which could not be understood. The deceased was born in Hopewell, December 20, 1820, and was therefore almost 80 years of age. In his early life he followed farming, and then for about 20 years he was a commercial traveler. In 1884 he, with his son Edward, established the jewelry store under the firm name of Z. Spangle & Son. He is survived by a widow and five children, Wilson J., of Hopewell, W. M., Edward and Mrs. Daniel Boswell and Mrs. Stanley North of Canandaigua. The funeral will be held from his late home in Clark street on Friday afternoon at one o'clock.

From Geneva Gazette 29 July 1881

Geo. Spanton
died Sunday night last, after years of fearful suffering from disease of the urinary organs. In early life the deceased was an employ in the old Gazette office, when the establishment was owned by Scotten & VanBrunt and Stow & Frazee. For many years he served as janitor at Hobart College, and there as elsewhere was punctual and faithful in the discharge of his duties. In his humble sphere, he sustained the character of a good, kind neighbor and useful citizen. His funeral took place last Wednesday afternoon from Trinity Church, and his remains were buried in Glenwood.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1927

Mary Spanton,
aged 75 years, died at her home, 242 Pulteney Street, at 5:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. She is survived by one daughter, Etta Spanton, of Geneva. The funeral will be at 10:20 o'clock Friday morning at Trinity church. Rev. S. H. Edsall will officiate. Interment will be at Glenwood.

From Ontario County Journal 16 March 1877

Canadice, N. Y. - Mrs. Rebecca Sparks
departed this life at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Burch, on Friday morning, March 9th, aged ninety two years and eight months.  The deceased had arrived at ripe old age, and had enjoyed comfortable health until the last year.  For some time she had been nearly unconscious and finally fell asleep to wake no more.  Mrs. Sparks was well-known here, having lived with her daughter sixteen years, and none knew her but to respect and love her.  In early life, she manifested an interest in Christ and has striven to live an humble and consistent christian ever since.  The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people on Sunday last.  Rev. Hancock, of Hemlock Lake, conducted the services.

From Ontario County Journal 26 August 1892

Academy, N. Y. -
Died at the residence of her son-in-law, Newton Rogers, August 18, Mrs. Caroline Spauldin, widow of the late Freeman Spauldin. Her maiden name was Caroline Foskette, and she was born in Massachusetts May 28, 1806. Two sons and two daughters survive her. She was one of the worthy mothers, whose precept and example were always correct. She was president of the Ladies' Sewing Society during the war; was a faithful and efficient officer, and contributed largely to the surplus that was sent to our boys in the army. Rev. Mr. Langworthy conducted the funeral services at the house Saturday afternoon.

From Ontario County Times 25 December 1878

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -
We have to record the death of Mr. Geo. Speaker, aged 78 years. Mr. Speaker was an old resident, having removed to this town over fifty years ago.

From Ontario County Journal 2 December 1898

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - 
The death of George A. Speaker, who resided about two miles south of the village, occurred on Wednesday morning of last week. He had been suffering from heart trouble for a number of years, and for the last few months has been confined to the house. His age was 60 years, and, besides a wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Fred Wilson; and one son, George. He had been a resident of this place for many years. The funeral services were held at his late residence and were in charge of the A. O. U. W., of which he had long been a member. Rev. B. F. Hitchcock officiated.

The Convention at Work, Herkimer NY, July 1910
[a publication of the NY State Convention of Universalists]

On Friday evening, June 10, the release for which he waited cheerfully and with unclouded faith, came to Mr. Chauncey Price Spear, at the residence of the Hon. William Parkhurst in Canandaigua, where he had for some years made his home.  Mr. Spear had attained the great age of 91 years and three months.  Until within a few weeks of the end he had been in excellent health, moving about almost with the light step of youth.  During a large part of his life he lived in Clifton Springs, where he was one of the original members of the Universalist church of that village.  He was well known in denominational circles in Western N.Y., where his presence was expected at all church gatherings.  He had attended all the meetings of the Ontario Associations, save one, for 71 years.  Mr. Spear—“Uncle Chauncey,” as nearly everybody called him, was an intelligent and well-grounded Universalist, a man of faith, of great frankness, of a fine strain of sentiment, kind-hearted, and a favorite with old and young.  He was gathered like a shock of corn, fully ripe, and the religion to which he had borne witness in times that tried his soul, supported him serenely and sweetly at sunset.  His funeral was attended from Mr. Parkhurst’s on June 11, by his pastor, the Rev. E. P. Wood, assisted by his former pastor and attached personal friend, Dr. I. M. [Isaac Morgan] Atwood.

Transcriber’s note: Chauncey Spear was director of the Ontario County Almshouse in Hopewell for something like a decade.  During at least part of this tenure he condoned one specific shocking practice of abusing his hapless “inmates” to ensure their obedience.  This practice was noted in the New York Herald of 20 Oct 1879, in an article titled “Charity and Tyranny. The State Alms. Horrors of the Dark Cell at Hopewell,” written by an unidentified investigative journalist.  It troubled me deeply to present the above whitewashed obituary without at least a mention of this Uncle Chauncey’s other side.

Karen Dau, Rochester NY (Archivist, NY State Convention of Universalists)

From Phelps Citizen 1 February 1878

James Spear,
for a long time a resident of this place, died at Orleans, Jan. 17th. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. S. Corbin, in the Baptist church at Orleans. Mr. Spear leaves a wife, two children, Mrs. Henry Warner, of Orleans, and Theodore Spear of New York, and many friends to mourn his loss.

From Ontario County Journal 25 February 1881

On Thursday morning, as had been expected for some time, John P. Spear, Esq., passed from earth at his home in Orleans, after a long and painful sickness. A few years ago Mr. Spear was attacked with paralysis, and since that time has gradually grown worse, having been confined to his bed for a number of months previous to his death. He was well-known in Ontario county, having served several terms as Justice of Sessions and filled other offices in his town faithfully and well, and his standing as a man was such as to command the respect of all who knew him. He was a brother of Mr. Chauncey Spear of Hopewell and leaves a wife to mourn his death. The funeral services on Wednesday at the Baptist church in Orleans were attended by a large number of relatives and friends, Rev. Mr. Eastwood, of Clifton Springs, officiating. We do not know Mr. Spear's exact age, but we understand it was upward of 60 years.

From Naples News 23 February 1899

Mrs. Mary Spear
died at her home in Clifton Springs Tuesday, aged nearly 80 years. Mrs. Spear is the mother of our former townsman, John S. Andrews, now of Canandaigua.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 November 1924
Phelps, Nov. 24 - Mrs. Mary B. Spear,
95 years old, died Sunday at her home near Orleans, three miles southwest of Phelps, after an illness of ten weeks. Except for infirmities due to a fracture of her hip which she received about four years ago, Mrs. Spear had enjoyed remarkably good health up to the time of her final illness. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Frances B. Warner, with whom she lived, and four grandchildren, Belle W. Carr of Dayton, O., Earle M. Warner of Phelps, Theodore H. Warner of Seneca Castle and Martha Hope Spear of Brooklyn. Funeral services will be held from the home at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Interment will be made in Sand Hill cemetery in the town of Hopewell.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 September 1931

William Allen Spears,
aged 77, died at his home, 26 Elm street, yesterday morning following a short illness. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Horton Rutherford of Lisbon, N. Y., and Mrs. Charles Campbell of Geneva; also a half-brother, Henry Javall of Lisbon and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at his home with the Rev. Fred T. Drewett of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 24 February 1899

On Tuesday occurred the death of Mrs. Chauncey Speer at her home in Clifton Springs, after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Speer was born in Glenville, Schenectady county in 1819, her maiden name being Mary J. Smith. In 1841 she was married to Samuel Andrews, who died in 1854. In 1865 she married Chauncey Speer who survives her, as do also two children by her first marriage, John S. Andrews, Esq., and Mrs. William L. Parkhurst, both of this village.

From Ontario County Journal 12 March 1915

Mrs. Olive Speer,
aged 59. died at her home on Clark street early Saturday morning, after a long illness. Deceased was born in Middlesex and was the daughter of Nelson and Caroline Rice, one of the well-known families of that section. She married Charles Speer on April 27, 1884. They moved to Hopewell in 1896; in 1905 they moved to Canandaigua. Mrs. Speer had been a patient sufferer for many months, and had submissively resigned herself to her lot. She leaves her husband, Charles Speer, and one sister; Mrs. Dora Homan, of Chapin; six children, four daughters, Mrs. Callie Clark, Mrs. Daisy Zimmerman, Mrs. Nellie Christman, and Miss Vivan Speer; and two sons, Warren and Ray Speer; and seven grandchildren, all of Canandaigua; and many friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday morning, Rev. G. E. Finlay officiating. Burial was made at Overackers Corners near Rushville.

From Ontario County Times 5 August 1874

Victor, N. Y. - Nicholas Spellan died, on Friday last, at his residence in Victor, after a short illness. Funeral services on Sunday.

From Geneva Daily Times 16 August 1902

Gilbert M. Spence died at the residence of his son, Clarence E. Spence, in North Main street, shortly after noon today, aged 76 years.  The cause of death was Bright's disease. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, but was taken suddenly worse a week ago.  Mr. Spence was a well-known farmer of the Town of Seneca, and was actively engaged in farming until four years ago, when poor health compelled him to retire.  He moved to this city shortly after. The deceased was a member of First Methodist church.  Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, C. E. Spence of this city. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.  Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 21 April 1904

After an illness of only two days with heart failure, Charles P. Spencer, watchmaker at L. H. Barth's jewelry store, died at 9 o'clock last night at his home, No. 288 Castle street, aged sixty-five years. The deceased was born in Canisteo, worked in the Elgin, Waltham, and Fredonia watchworks and came to this city in 1884. For sixteen years of his residence in this city he was employed as watchmaker in the store of the late R. S. Haight. Upon the death of Mr. Haight four years ago, Mr. Spencer worked for a year for the Standard Optical company and then entered the store of Mr. Barth. He is survived by his widow, mother, Mrs. Charles A. Spencer, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. O. T. May of Geneva, and Miss Ida Spencer of New York. Burial Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 May 1905

Mrs. Charles A. Spencer,
eighty-eight years of age, died at 6:20 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. T. May, No. 62 William street. The deceased was the widow of the late Charles A. Spencer, the celebrated optician, who was instrumental in founding the Geneva Optical company. She was born in Morrisville, N. Y., and came to this city with her husband in 1875. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. May and Miss Ida Spencer, of New York city. The funeral will take place from the home of Mrs. May at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. E. Jewell, pastor of First Methodist church officiating. The body will be taken to Canastota on Monday morning for burial.

From Ontario County Journal 1 June 1888

Canadice, N. Y. - Died on the 18th ult., after an illness of some weeks, John W. Spencer in the 80th year of his age. A widow and six children are left to mourn his death. Rev. Humphreys preached the funeral sermon on Sunday at the M. E. Church.

From Ontario County Journal 18 August 1916

Mrs. Laura Cochran Spencer,
aged 54 years, widow of Marcus R. Spencer, passed away early yesterday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Vance, Fort Hill avenue, following a long illness. There survive four daughters, Mrs. Claude Patchin of Rochester; Mrs. Albert A. Moore, Misses Faye and Gladys Spencer of Canandaigua; three sisters, Mrs. James Vance, and Mrs. Floyd Radley of Canandaigua and Mrs. Whitman C. Smith of Centerfield; one brother, Clark Cochran of Centerfield; and four grandchildren. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at West avenue cemetery.

From Ontario County Chronicle 16 April 1902

Canadice, N. Y. -
The funeral of Mrs. Lovina Spencer was held here yesterday at 2 o'clock. She lived in this town the greater part of her life, but had been with her daughter, Mrs. Lowery, of Honeoye, for a few years past. A large circle of friends mourn her loss. She was 76 years of age and leaves six daughters and one son.

From Ontario County Journal 25 September 1914

Marcus A. Spencer
died suddenly at his home on Thursday morning at about six o'clock. He was in his usual health when he retired on Wednesday night and had worked up to 6 o'clock on that day. Not responding to a call, Mrs. Spencer investigated and found him breathing his last. Dr. Brockmyre was called and pronounced death due to heart disease. Though Mr. Spencer had suffered a slight stroke in March, he never complained and met the experiences of life with cheerful resignation. For seven years he had been employed by Alexander Davidson. Marcus Spencer was born in the town of Alma on March 2, 1853, and came to Canandaigua when very young, since which time he had resided here. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Laura Spencer; four daughters, Mrs. Claude Patchins of Rochester, Mrs. Albert A. Moore, Miss Gladys and Faye Spencer of Canandaigua; two brothers, William F., of Warsaw, and E. B. Spencer of Canandaigua; one sister, Mrs. James L. Benson; and his mother, Mrs. M. V. Spencer of Canandaigua. Three grandchildren also survive. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in West Avenue Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 4 March 1897

Mary Murray Spencer - Mrs. Spencer has been suffering from an attack of the grip but was apparently as well as ever last evening. This morning at about the moment of her cousin's (see obituary of Mrs. Mary M. Hopkins) demise, she was prostrated by a heart trouble and at ten o'clock she died. Mrs. Spencer was about 67 years of age and was the widow of Dr. T. Rush Spencer and leaves two daughters residing at Fort Mead, South Dakota, wives of Captain Ellis and Major Wells of that post. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. H. L. DeZeng of this city and a brother, Hamilton M. Peyton of Duluth, Minn.

From Ontario Republican Times 22 July 1863

On the 17th May, Prudence, the beloved wife of Orra Spencer, Esq., of Canadice, in the 70th year of her age. They were amongst the early settlers of Canadice, and for forty-seven years had travelled the journey of life together. Aunt Prudy will be long remembered for her many social virtues, and her sympathies were ever enlisted in every good work.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 11 October 1918

Geneva, Oct. 10 -
The death of Mrs. Elenora Glover Spendlove, widow of the late Edmond Spendlove, occurred this afternoon at her home, No. 68 North Main street, after a short illness. She is survived by her son, Samuel K. Spendlove, one daughter, Mrs. Harold I. Rigby, and one brother, William B. Knight, of this city; also one sister, Mrs. John Woods of Hamilton, Canada. The funeral services, which will be private, will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. David H. Craver, of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Courier 12 August 1874

Early last Wednesday evening, Mrs. Henry S. Spendlove died very suddenly at her residence north end of Main st.  Deceased had long manifested symptoms of heart disease of a dropsical nature, and been treated for it by her physicians; but for a year past and especially at a quite recent period, she appeared to family and friends in better health and spirits than usual.  At early candle light she accompanied a little grandchild to an upper room to put him to bed.  While performing this filial office the first symptom of speedy dissolution was experienced by her and she mentioned it to the little one as a reason for leaving it so soon.  On descending the stairs she met her husband, who noticed her agitation, and that her hand was placed convulsively over her heart.  She sank into a chair on the front stoop; instinctively as it were opened her dress at the breast as if to aid respiration, remarked audibly and consciously that she believed her time had come -- her countenance changed, and in a moment more her spirit passed beyond the bounds of transitory things.  Husband and daughter essayed to ply her with stimulants in hopes of reviving her, but it was too late.

Mrs. Spendlove was third daughter and fourth child of the late Philip C. Ruckel, a gentleman who came from New York in about the year 1835, and purchased and occupied what is now the Maxwell farm of 180 acres, nearest and indeed mostly within the village limits.  The family was one of culture and refinement, and ardent in their attachments to one another and to the home circle.  If the father had not been unfortunate in his appointment of an executor, his heirs would have enjoyed a competence in receiving his or her allotted share of his ample estate.  The deceased, however, with that Christian resignation which pious parents early instilled in her heart, yielded without murmur to the loss of fortune, and brought up a large family to habits of industry and usefulness.  She gave birth to fifteen children, all but two of whom were reared to adult age, and eleven of whom still live to mourn the death of the most tender and considerate of mothers.  One son gave his life to his country during the great rebellion; two other sons served with equal bravery, and survived the shock of many battles to be the pride of fond parents and honored by their fellow citizens; incidents referred to only for showing that the sainted mother trained her children alike to principles of patriotism and fidelity to all trusts. Mrs. Spendlove was a life-long communicant of the Episcopal Church, and lived and died strong in faith of the resurrection at the last day, and of redemption through the blood of the Atonement.  It was not given her long to suffer -- and sudden as was the call from earth and home, she was ready for the Angel Death. Her funeral was attended Saturday last from St. Peter's Church, at 3 P. M.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 January 1902

Frederick A. Spengler
died suddenly at the family residence, 236 Washington street, at 3:51 o'clock this morning, aged 29 years.  Mr. Spengler had been ill only a few days and his death was entirely unexpected.  The deceased was taken ill New Years eve, when he was seized with violent vomiting spells.  These continued all night at half-hour intervals. The next day Mr. Spengler was much improved, and he came down town. On Friday he again became ill and Dr. T. D. Rupert was summoned. The vomiting continued up to Saturday noon, when the patient seemed somewhat better. He continued to improve up to 10 o'clock last night, when he began to grow worse.  Doctor Rupert and DeLancey were summoned. The physicians, with Dr. John A. Spengler, brother to the deceased, held frequent consultations up to the time of Mr. Spengler's death. The deceased was conscious until a few minutes before the end.

The physicians, Dr. Spengler said today, are at a loss to account for the young man's sudden demise. There was no increase in temperature during the illness.  It is thought possible that the violent vomiting may have weakened the internal organs so as to cause the rupture of a blood vessel.  Dr. Spengler is confident that death did not result from heart failure. The deceased had been in excellent health up to the time of his illness New Years day.

F. A. Spengler was born in Geneva June 17, 1872.  He received his early education at the Geneva high school and afterwards entered the employ of the Standard Optical Co.  He remained with that firm eight years. For the past three years he had been associated in the optical business with his brother, Dr. John A. Spengler, and at the time of his death he was the treasurer and business manager of the Spengler Optical Co. The deceased was a member of Ark lodge 33, F. and A. M., and acted as organist of that order.  He was choir master of Universalist church, a member of the Geneva Choral Society, and was well-known in local musical circles. The deceased is survived by his wife, by two brothers, Dr. John A. Spengler and Frank Spengler; by one sister, Miss Jennie Spengler, and by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Spengler. The funeral will take place from the house at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. C. E. Jewell, assisted by Rev. George Cross Baner, will officiate. Interment will be in Glenwood cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 2 October 1918

Mrs. Mary Spenton,
aged 90 years, wife of William Spenton of the Lyons Road, just north of the city limits, died this morning about 8:30 o'clock. Mrs. Spenton suffered a stroke of paralysis last Saturday and gradually failed until her death occurred. She is survived by her husband, one son, Daniel H. Bennett of the Lyons Road; one daughter, Miss Lottie Spenton, of Geneva; one brother, David Jaques of Cedar Lake, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at the residence Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. David H. Craver of the North Presbyterian church will officiate and interment will be made in the cemetery at Oaks Corners.

From Phelps Citizen 7 November 1878

Oaks Corners -
The people of our vicinity were startled last Thursday afternoon by hearing of the death of Mrs. Leman Spier, which occurred the night before. The funeral was largely attended Friday afternoon at the house.

From Ontario County Journal 24 June 1910

Rushville, N. Y. -  Peter Spike
died at his home, north of this village, on Saturday, aged 61 years. Three years ago he was stricken with paralysis. Since then he has suffered three other shocks, the last one on June 8. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Harsey King officiating. His remains were taken to Overacres cemetery for burial. Besides his wife, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Watkins and Mrs. Leo Kilpatrick, both of Potter Center; two sons, George of Vine Valley; and Barney of Canandaigua; one brother, Frank of Oregon; and one sister, Mrs. M. J. Chaffee, who has cared for him through much of his long illness.

From Geneva Daily Times 7 March 1910

John J. Spillane
of No. 55 Main street died Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness resulting from a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was about 30 years old. He was foreman in the pattern department of the Phillips & Clark Stove Works up to the time he was taken sick. Mr. Spillane was a member of the Veterans' Association of the Thirty-Fourth Separate Co., also a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He is survived by his widow and one son, Joseph; his mother, Mrs. Thomas Spillane, and six brothers, Michael, Patrick, Thomas, Philip, Daniel and Maurice, all of this city. The funeral will take place from the house at 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning and at 10 o'clock from St. Francis deSales church. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 13 October 1902

Thomas Spillane,
a native of Bantry, Ireland, died at his late residence, 44 North Exchange street, Saturday night, aged 77 years.  He came to Geneva from Ireland in 1888.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter and seven sons.  The sons are Philip and Patrick, both of Elizabeth, N. J.; Daniel, Morris, and John, of Geneva; Michael, of New York, and Thomas, a sailor aboard the U. S. cruiser, Albany, now in Russian waters.  The daughter is Mrs. Daniel Mahoney, of this city.  The funeral will take place from St. Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.  Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery.

From Victor Herald 11 April 1918

In the death of Albert E. Spitz, which occurred at his home in this village on Thursday, April 4th, the town of East Bloomfield lost one of its most exemplary and highly esteemed citizens. For over sixty years he was a prominent figure in the business life of our village and he also held several political offices to which he was elected on the Democratic ticket. He was postmaster of East Bloomfield under the administration of President Cleveland. Mr. Spitz held high place in the affections of his brethren of the Masonic order and was the oldest member of Milnor Lodge of Victor and one of the oldest members of the order of the United States. He joined Milnor Lodge July 15, 1856. For many years, Mr. Spitz was the valued correspondent of the Victor Herald. Albert Spitz was born in the town of Belasien, Duchy of Baden, Germany, August 5, 1836. Early in life, he (illegible) with revolutionary ideas and it was in 1849 that he and many others of his way of thinking found the duchy becoming a dangerous place of residence and immigrated to America. After spending some time with relatives in Albany, Mr. Spitz came to Rochester and there took up the trade of harness making. In 1855 he secured a position at his trade in Victor and in 1858 came to East Bloomfield. After the death of his employed here, a Mr. Judd, he established the business which, with the aid of his son, William, he conducted until death called. About 46 years ago, Mr. Spitz lost the use of(rest illegible).

From Ontario County Journal 2 July 1909

East Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert E. Spitz
died at her home in this village on Saturday after a long and painful illness. Mrs. Spitz was possessed of a sunny hopeful disposition and during her long residence here had endeared herself to all who came to know her. Mrs. Phoebe Spitz, daughter of Philip and Magdalene Zimmerman, was born in Graben, Grandduchy of Baden, Germany, December 10, 1831. In 1846 she came with her parents to Rochester. Five years later she was m arried to Albert E. Spitz and came with him to East Bloomfield to reside in 1858. Soon after taking up her residence here she was united with the M. E. Church, of which she has been a devoted member. Hers was a consistent life and all who came under her influence were the better for it. Her death was the first break in the family circle. She leaves, beside her husband, two sons, P. A. Spitz and W. F. Spitz, and five daughters, Mrs. W. J. Sears of Creighton, Neb.; Mrs. A. J. Bill of Victor; Mrs. Horatio Steele and Miss Mary Spitz, of this place; and Mrs. D. M. Gould of Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Blair of Henrietta, and Mrs. Catherine Ellsheimer of Waterbury, Conn., and three grandchildren. The funeral was held from her late residence on Monday at two o'clock, Rev. A. A. Reavely officiating, assisted by Rev. L. M. Bristol. Interment was in the village cemetery. 

From Geneva Daily Times 25 October 1938

Gorham, Oct. 25 - Luther Spoor,
one of the last veterans of the Civil War in this vicinity, died Sunday evening, October 23rd, at the home of his grandson, Clarence A. Spoor, with whom he resided. Mr. Spoor was born in the town of Manchester, Ontario County, January 21, 1845, a son of Richard Spoor. He was one of 13 children. Two sisters and one brother survived him. Mrs. Sarah Gardner, Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Mae Raub, Newark, N. Y., and Ralph Spoor, Port Byron, N. Y.; also ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Other survivors are his son, Ralph Spoor of Stanley and Mrs. Rose Post of HImrod, a daughter.

At the age of 17, he enlisted in Company L, 24th regiment, N. Y. Volunteer cavalry at Auburn. Included in the enlistment were some 100 other youths. He served all during the war and participated in many of the engagements. He received his honorable discharge in 1865 and returned to Clifton Springs where he married Alice (can't read) of Freesoil, Mich., who passed away in 1883.

Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home in Gorham Wednesday, October 26th, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Gorham Cemetery. Military Honors will be extended the veteran.

From Ontario County Times 14 July 1875

Died at his resident in Phelps, on June 25th, Hon. Asa Sprague. The subject of this notice was born December 5th, 1788, in Massachusetts, and removed to this state at an early age. He served in the war of 1812, and was elected member of Assembly from the western district of St. Lawrence county in the years 1829-30, 1839-40. He afterwards held several offices of trust. He has been a resident of Phelps since 1857, where he has won the respect and esteem of all. "Surely, the end of the upright man is peace." Phelps Citizen

From Clifton Springs Press 11 July 1918

A telegram was received by Frank Sprague, of Palmyra street, Shortsville, Friday morning, announcing the death of his father, Hyatt Sprague, which occurred at Punxautawney, Pa., where he was visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. Sprague left Manchester on July 3, for Punxautawney, where the former intended to spend just a day or two and the latter to remain several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Race. While motoring on the Fourth their car was struck by a trolley, killing Mr. Sprague and badly injuring Mr. Race.

From Ontario Republican Times 5 November 1862

East Bloomfield has lost recently, one of her most promising young men. James R. Sprague of Co. H, 3rd NY Cavalry, was instantly killed at Washington, North Carolina, October 7th. He was shot by guerillas, lying in ambush, while posting his piquet.   Mr. Sprague enlisted in the ranks, although as well qualified for a command as any young man in the community. The patriotism and self-forgetfulness, of one of his superior abilities, education and high moral worth, are worthy of all commendation. His Captain writes: "He was a soldier of the highest stamp, one who faithfully performed all his duties; whose place in the affections of the men it would be difficult to fill, as he was loved by all as a brother." He has fallen at his post of duty at the early age of 25 years.  Who can do more than give his young life to his country?

From Ontario Republican Times 24 June 1863

Died at Naples, June 19th, Dr. Lester Sprague, aged 44 years. For more than twenty years, the deceased had been a practicing physician in the village of Naples. Devoted to his profession he early took and always maintained a standing among the best physicians in the county. He was a gentleman without blemish, a kind neighbor, an active friend of education, an efficient worker in every public enterprise and a consistent christian. Dr. Sprague had been the representative of the town in the board of Supervisors, and at his death was one of the trustees of the Naples Academy. By our citizens he was universally respected and no man among us could have fallen whose loss would have been more keenly felt.

From Ontario County Journal 18 February 1887

Naples, N. Y. - On Monday morning, at two o'clock, Mrs. Martha Lyon Sprague died after lying unconscious for twenty-four hours. Mrs. Sprague was but 68, and seemed to be in the very height of her usefulness. She was a remarkable woman, and her history is a prominent part of the history of moral and religious growth of this town. She was the youngest of the large family of Simeon and Hannah Lyon, and the last surviving member. In her girlhood and youth she was the acknowledged leader of the best society, noted for her beauty, her intelligence, and her large loving heart. When she married, her home became the center of attraction for those literally and socially inclined, and all along these years she has been distinguished for her hospitality and her energy in every good work, especially in the interests of temperance, religion and education. She was outspoken, and sometimes used plain language, but it was always prompted by a right motive. She was a liberal-minded and earnest Christian for thirty-four years and died in the triumph of her faith. The Presbyterian church loses its most devoted member, and the whole community a friend and helper. But to the two devoted children the loss comes with honest heaviness. The large house was crowded on the day of her burial, and fitting words were spoken by her pastor.

From Phelps Citizen 19 November 1925

Frank Herbert Spray,
a long-time resident of the town and village of Phelps and veteran of the Civil War, died on Tuesday morning at the Clifton Springs Sanitarium, where he was taken a week before for treatment. He had been in failing health for some time, from hardening of the arteries, and was nearly 83 years of age. Mr. Spray was born in London, England, on December 15th, 1842, and came to Canada with his parents in 1848, by sailing ship which was six weeks on the sea. The family located near Toronto, and in 1854, the son came to Phelps and lived with a family northwest of this village. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army, 126th Regiment, Company H, and returned here at the close of the war, residing near Oaks Corners. In October, 1872, he married Miss Margaret Kavanaugh, who died in May 1908. Of late years he had lived in the village on West Main street. Six children were born to them, all of whom surviving their father's death as follows: William Spray of Newark, N. J.; Mrs. Mary Crandall of Lyons; Mrs. Carrie Youngs of Buffalo; James Spray of Auburn, Frank A. Spray and Fred J. Spray, both of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held this Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Ida Danehy on Church street, the Rev. W. A. Brown, officiating, and interment will be made in Rest Haven cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 May 1908

Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Margaret Spray,
wife of Frank H. Spray of this village, died yesterday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua. She had been in failing health for several months and was removed to the hospital a week ago. Mrs. Spray was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kavanaugh and was born in Auburn 55 years ago. She came to Phelps with her parents at an early age and had always made her home in this village. Mrs. Spray was a most esteemed woman and had a wide circle of friends. Her near survivors are her husband, Frank H. Spray; four sons, William of Clifton Springs, James of Auburn, Frank and Fred, who reside at home, and two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Crandall of Palmyra and Mrs. James F. Young of Buffalo; also two sisters, Mrs. Edward Benham and Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connor of Clifton Springs, and two brothers, John Kavanaugh of Boston and James Kavanaugh of Clifton Springs.

From Ontario County Times 12 May 1886

East Bloomfield, N. Y. -  Mr. Benjamin Spring,
an old resident of East Bloomfield, was buried in the village cemetery by the side of his wife on Thursday, the 6th instant.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 June 1897

Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. F. D. Spring, of this village, dropped dead about noon yesterday. Her husband, a daughter, Maude E. Spring, had just returned to the home on Coville street, from the business part of the village, when the daughter, upon entering the house, found Mrs. Spring lying upon the floor where she had just fallen. The screams of Miss Spring brought Mr. Spring to his wife's side just as life was departing. Mrs. Spring had been feeling exceptionally well, and her death was most unexpected. Miss Spring, her daughter, is a member of the class of '97 of the Victor High school, whose graduation exercises were held in the Methodist church this afternoon. Mrs. Spring was seen out in the yard but a few minutes before death. The family has always resided in Victor.

From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 21 March 1926

George M. Spring died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George French, Victor NY, Saturday, March 20, 1926, aged 90 years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George French of Victor, and Mrs. A. D. Smith of Pittsford, three sons, Charles H., Harley A. & Fred E. Spring, of Rochester; also nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Funeral at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

From Victor Herald 3 November 1899

West Bloomfield, N. Y. - Mrs. S. M. Spring,
who has been ill at the home of her son, R. B. Wiggins, the past nine weeks, died at her own home Sunday evening at 9:15 o'clock. She was 80 years of age. She was moved to her home on the Monday previous to her death. Mrs. Spring was well known and loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in the neighborhood as well as in the family. A few hours before her death, she called her granddaughter, Louis Wiggins, who was her favorite, and who cared for her grandmother until her death, to her bedside and talked with her, which were the last words she said. She leaves three sons, Frank Wiggins of Avon, Curtis Wiggins and R. B. Wiggins of this place. Funeral services were held Tuesday at one o'clock at the house. Rev. E. L. Conkling of Leroy, officiated. Burial at West Bloomfield cemetery. Much sympathy is expressed by all to the bereaved relatives.

From Geneva Daily Times 20 November 1929

The funeral of Harmon F. Springer, who died at the Geneva General Hospital Monday, will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Border City, with Rev. F. T. Drewett of the First Baptist church at Geneva officiating. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Daily Times 29 March 1924

Mrs. Mae Elvina Springer,
wife of Harmon F. Springer of East North street died yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her home. Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Lester Springer of Border City, and Leo Springer of Waterloo; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jensen of Border City; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Cornell of Elmira, Mrs. Jennie Yentzer of Cartersport, Pa., and Mrs. William Knapp of Port Allegheny, Pa.; two brothers, Leonard Coon and Bradley Coon of Port Allegheny; also eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Kenneth A. Bray of St. Peter's Church officiating. Burial will be made in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 21 July 1882

Naples, N. Y. -
We have just learned of the death of Mrs. Carrie Springstead, wife of William Springstead of this town, and daughter of Frank Seamans, Esq. She was a most estimable woman.

From Geneva Daily Times 27 January 1934

Mrs. Grace J. Springstead,
wife of Alonzo W. Springstead, died last night at her home, 24 North Main street, after a long illness. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, the Misses Jessie, Clara and May Springstead, and two sons, George and Lewis Springstead, all of Geneva; also two grandsons, Scott and Ralph Springstead. Private funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence with the Rev. H. H. Hassinger of St. Peter's Church officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Ontario County Journal 30 April 1909

Naples, N. Y. -
The death of James A. Springstead occurred on April 22. He had attained the age of 78 years, all of which had been spent in Naples, and nearly all on the farm where he died. He was a good man, honored and beloved. For 30 years he had been an active worker in the Methodist church and a trusted official therein. He never spoke ill of any one and his word was never broken. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Phebe A. Crippen; one son, Charles; a daughter, Miss Emma; one grandson, George; a sister, Mrs. Sidney Coons, and two nephews and a niece, children of his deceased brother, William, all of this vicinity. The burial was on Sunday in Rose Ridge, after impressive funeral services conducted by the pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. James Moss.

From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1909

Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. James Springstead, whose husband died on April 22, has now followed him. She died quite suddenly June 14 at the age of 73. They were united in wedded life 52 years, and were not long divided in death. She had lived from childhood in that neighborhood, where, during all of her married life, she lived on the same farm. It was a fine, hospitable country home with now only the daughter, Miss Emma, to occupy it. Mrs. Springstead was Miss Phoebe A. Crippen, a family once prominent, but now nearly gone. One son, Charles, lives near the parental home. She was a member of the Methodist church.

From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1911

Mrs. Russel G. Springstead
died last night at about 11:50 o'clock at the family residence. No. 48 Main street, after an illness of some time. The deceased was born in West Troy, N. Y., and came to this city early in life. She was a member of the North Presbyterian church. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Carrie E., of this city; two sons, Edward R. of Elmira and Charles A. of New York. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. D. H. Craver will officiate and interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

From Geneva Gazette 7 September 1883

In this village on Wednesday evening, Sept. 5th, Mrs. Susannah, wife of B. W. Springstead, aged 62 years.  Her death was very sudden, although conscious herself and it was known to her family that for two or three years past she was afflicted with heart disease.  Her husband, four sons and one daughter survive and mourn the loss of a beloved wife and mother.  Her funeral will take place tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the house on North st.

From Victor Herald 2 November 1906

Allen's Hill, N. Y. -
At her home in Bristol, October 20th, occurred the death of Carrie Bacon, wife of Elon Springstein, aged 57 years. Mrs. Springstein was the daughter of the late Phillip and Mary Mace Bacon of this town, and the greater part of her life was passed here. She leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters. The sons are Willie and Harvey who are in the Klondike district; the daughters, Mrs. Bertha Birx and Mrs. Jessie Becker of Bristol. A son, Fred, died several years ago. She leaves on sister, Mrs. Eliza Sennett, and six brothers, Phillip and George of Rochester; Edward, Fred, John and Willie of Richmond. Mrs. Springstein had been ill a long time, the disease being cancer.

From Geneva Gazette 2 January 1811

Derick Spurr,
of Farmington, was found dead in his bed, on the morning of the 18th ult.  He complained a few days previous to his death of being indisposed, which, however excited no apprehensions in his family of his speedy dissolution.  He died apparently without a struggle.

From Ontario County Journal 9 February 1900

Henry S. Squier
died at his home on Bristol street on Saturday, Feb. 3, after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Squier was born in this town 68 years ago and had always lived here, having followed the occupation of a painter. He was well-known about town, and always had a kind word for everyone and in turn had the respect and esteem of the community. On September 3, he enlisted in Company G, 148th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers, and served until June 22, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. He was in the battles of Swift Creek, Bermuda Hundred, Drewry's Bluff, Rice's Station, Burke's Station, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Chaffin's Farm and Appomattox. He was a member of Albert M. Murray Post, G. A. R., the Knights of the Maccabees, the Knights of Pythias and the Erina Hose company. Of this last organization, he was its oldest member. Mr. Squier is survived by his wife and six children: Edward Squier of Rochester; Mrs. Louis Knodell of Buffalo, Mrs. Jerome Hoffman, George Squier, Harry Squier and Miss Carrie Squier of this place; two grandsons, Edward and Fay Squier and one niece, Miss May Palmer, who resided with him. An aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Squier, and one sister, Mrs. Amelia Fay. of Montrose, Mich., also survive. The funeral was held from the home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. Wallace Webb officiating. The members of the organizations of which he was a member attended in a body. The services at the grave were under the direction of the G. A. R.

From Ontario County Journal 18 June 1915

The death of Mrs. Jane Palmer Squier, widow of Henry S. Squier, at her home in Main street south, occurred on Saturday, following an illness of a few weeks. She was born in Canandaigua on June 18, 1841, and always resided in this vicinity. On June 6, 1860, she was married to Henry S. Squier, whose death occurred 15 years ago. Mrs. Squier was well-known in the community. From every side have come expressions of personal loss and acknowledgments of kindnesses shown in times of need. Her frequent acts of charity unostentatiously performed, her kindness of heart to relatives and friends were conspicuous and abiding characteristics of her nature. The funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday. Rev. George E. Finlay officiated. The Woman's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the Maccabees, of which she was a member, attended in a body. Mrs. Squier was a charter member of the Relief Corps and since its organization, 19 years ago, had been one of its most earnest and efficient workers. There survive to mourn her loss three daughters, Mrs. Jerome Hoffman of Canandaigua; Mrs. L. G. Knodel and Mrs. F. L. Heitzman of Buffalo; and two sons, George Squier of Elmira, and Harry Squier of Buffalo; a niece, Mrs. George A. Supplee; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Interment was in West Avenue cemetery

From Geneva Gazette 30 August 1878

Death has removed another of our worthy and steadfast patrons.  Mr. Mark A. Squier, a well-known farmer of Seneca, died at his residence on the 21st inst., aged 70 years, ten months and fifteen days.  He suffered from severe illness last year, from which he partially recovered, only to be more severely attacked again last spring, and which terminated fatally despite the best of medical care and affectionate nursing.

Mr. Squier was born in Seneca Falls, Oct. 6, 1807, and resided in that and the adjoining town of Tyre until 1855.  In earlier manhood, he learned the trade and for several years carried on business as a tanner and currier.  At a later period he turned his attention to farming, which he found more congenial, healthful, and profitable.  In 1855 he moved to this town (then Seneca) and purchased a fine farm opposite the late Geo. Fordon's, where he continued farming until relieved by final and fatal illness.

Mr. Squier was scrupulously punctual and exact in all his dealings, securing the unbounded respect of all with whom he held business relations.  He united with the Presbyterian Church at an early age, transferred his membership to the First Church in Geneva on settling among us, and ever afterward was faithful in attendance upon its services, and to all appearance a sincere and devout worshipper.  Solemn funeral services were held at the residence of deceased, Rev. Dr. Nelson officiating, when the remains were conveyed to Seneca Falls for interment.

From Geneva Gazette 4 June 1852

Died in Seneca, on the 9th inst., Seba Squier, aged 88 years.  Mr. S. was a soldier of the Revolution, who perilled life, fortune and honor in gaining the independence of our beloved country.  Mr. S. was an early pioneer to the Genesee country; and it is but a few weeks since we heard recounted with his own lips many stirring incidents connected with his advent into the then wilderness of Western New York.  He has lived on the place where he died over sixty years. He was also one of the first officers of this town. He has reared a large family, who, following his example, have become honored and respected citizens.

From Ontario County Journal 20 July 1917

The funeral services of Seba Squiers, aged 76 years, whose death occurred at his home on Main street south on Tuesday, will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. S. D. Wilcox and Rev. John Woodhouse will officiate. He leaves his widow and two sons, Alfred Squires, of Ovid, Mich., and William Squiers of Canandaigua. Interment will be at Woodlawn.

From Geneva Daily Times 12 March 1915

Mrs. Clara B. Squire,
50 years of age, wife of Wallace C. Squire, died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at her home on the Flint Road, four miles west of the city. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Miss Christine E. Squire, and one sister, Mrs. G. A. C. Watson, both of the Town of Seneca. The funeral will be held from her late home on Monday with Rev. David H. Craver, pastor of the North Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Seneca Cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

From Ontario County Journal 8 November 1895

One of the oldest residents of Canandaigua, Mrs. Rexenia Squire, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Hunn, about six miles west of the village, last Wednesday. She was 95 years, 2 months old.

From Ontario County Journal 8 February 1918

Stanley, N. Y. -
The death of Carlton J. Squires occurred at his home south of this village on Wednesday morning, following a brief illness of pneumonia. He was 76 years of age and had always lived on the old farm. Mr. Squires was a member of the Seneca Presbyterian church, an active Granger, a successful farmer and a man much respected in the community. There is left to mourn his loss, a widow and and one son, Wallace, who resides on the turnpike near Geneva.

From Geneva Courier 11 June 1862

Suicide -
On Friday afternoon last, the wife of Howard Squires of this village, committed suicide by taking poison. The circumstances of the case as we learn them are as follows: On Thursday she had some trouble with her husband who inflicted some injuries upon her person, the marks of which were visible after her death. She had him arrested but on promising to do better, the constable released him, when he went back and renewed the quarrel. On Friday morning, Mrs. Squires had him put under bonds to keep the peace. Friday afternoon, she went to the Drug Store of A. D. Platt and purchased arsenic, for the purpose as she said of killing rats. She went directly home and took a large dose of it. She then called upon one of her neighbors and told what she done when medical aid was procured, but it was too late to save her. She died at eleven o'clock. It is said that her husband was informed of the occurrence, but the heartless and depraved wretch manifested no feeling, and never went near her. A coroner's inquest was held, and a verdict rendered of Suicide induced by abuse from her husband.

From Geneva Daily Times 26 March 1920

Hall, March 26 -
The funeral of James Russel Squires, who died Sunday at his home on the Hall-Geneva road, was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, Rev. Dr. A. B. Temple officiating, with burial at No. Nine Cemetery beside his wife who died some time ago. He is survived by one son, Robert Squires, who resided at the family home.

From Ontario County Times 17 February 1892

Halls Corners, N. Y. -
Died in Seneca, February 9th, Jesse Squires, born March 15, 1863. His father, Adeu Squires, came from Connecticut, previous to 1800, and settled on lot 78. Mr. Squires had lived continuously on the place, during late years in the family of his youngest son. He leaves four sons: William, Fletcher, Carlton and Eujene; and one daughter in the west, all of whom are married.

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